To my daughter

Don’t be like me, be better than me

Make your own path with courage and grace

Don’t settle, don’t lie, don’t move through life with haste

Always be kind, generous, and true

Believe in yourself, fulfill all your dreams, and always be YOU

Don’t let your mistakes define who YOU are

There will be times when you will fail

“Get up, don’t quit, push through”

Remember you always have a choice

You create your own life story

Be the hero and not the victim

Know your worth my dear daughter

You are smart, beautiful, and strong

Don’t ever let anyone tell you different

Dance your dance, sing your song

You don’t need to be like anyone to be someone

All you have to be is YOU